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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ben Bolling Abstract This essay examines the serialized accrual of narrative in the transmedia celebrity construct of Truman Capote. Through historical and literary analysis of texts ranging from the travelogue The Muses are Heard (1956), the profile of Marlon Brando in “The Duke in His Domain...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Melissa Gniadek This essay reads George Lippard’s ’Bel of Prairie Eden (1848), E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand (1859), and a moving panorama, The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley (ca. 1850), to show how the serial structures and temporalities of these particular...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Katy Chiles Martin Delany's Blake; or the Huts of America , a serialized novel about a black West Indian who plans a hemispheric slave rebellion, theorizes the nineteenth-century nation-state. While scholars have drawn connections between seriality and the establishment of nation-states, Blake...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the ongoing seriality of Nancy as offering a complex queer adorability that destabilizes modes of identification in the Nancy comics and beyond. Both Brainard’s and Bushmiller’s Nancy texts draw on the controlled miniature and the unwieldy additive catalog, which are characteristic of the long-running...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 121–154.
Published: 01 March 2017
... her serialized comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For , the Bush presidency posited truth as unknowable, facts as infinitely flexible, and faith as constitutive of reality. Fun Home never mentions the president (nor any historical figure or event after the mid-1980s), but the memoir uses newly available...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
... reproduction. Readers were able to write in to the magazine to adopt “dependent” children whose images and stories were featured in each issue. The essay suggests that these serialized images and “tragic histories” constructed a form of realism in which the Delineator ’s readers were invited to act as maternal...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” into a transnational race man. In the essay’s second half, I demonstrate how Martin R. Delany’s Blake (1859, 1861–62) readapted Whittier’s account to appeal to black radical abolitionists. By literarily resurrecting Juan Placido as an active revolutionary in the serial novel’s plot, Delany articulated...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States (1852) and his serially published novel of circum-Caribbean slave insurrection, Blake (1859, 1861–62). Mattox argues that in an antebellum era marked by struggles over the rights of black Americans and by growing U.S. hemispheric claims, the...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Americans at the vanguard of the pro-Ethiopian campaigns. For all its obvious concerns with issues of black internationalism raised by the Italo-Ethiopian War—and though it gripped the black popular imagination of its time—Schuyler's Black Empire , originally serialized from 1936 to 1938 in the Pittsburgh...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 865–867.
Published: 01 December 2015
... “people are different from each other.” Although both theorists first formulated these claims to describe the instabil- ity of gendered and sexual identity, their statements describe the operation of comic strip form exactly. As a serialized medium, comics proliferate images that imitate both...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... potentially offer broader historical assessments of how the literary medium of comics, and its larger aesthetic and production history, might be understood as a distinctly queer mode of cultural production that has functioned as queer history, rather than its serialized supplement. When we understand the...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... be, producing scenes that refuse to be marshalled into the discrete chronology of simple plot and a host of characters whose lives overlap and blur in their shared circumstances and joint wounds. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 reparations sentimentalism serialization William Wells...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 911–931.
Published: 01 December 2002
... absolute existence. One year, one month, one minute— these unit lengths have to be ‘‘real’’ unit lengths, objectively measur- able. And as proof of that objective measurement, they have to come already stamped with a serial number. And so we speak of one par- ticular minute as, say, 10:10, followed by...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2003
... was then spelled), with an idea for a serialized novel composed of twelve installments, each authored by a different writer. As he conceived it, the novel would examine the impact of a daughter’s engage- ment...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... implications. Rather than portray the long-­term, wider impact of each invention, the Frank Reade Jr. dime novels focus on serial adventure, setting up a strange, repeated formula where transformative technology is constructed, used on a personal scale, and then...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 865–886.
Published: 01 December 2014
...  American Literature Review: Franco, Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Litera- ture since 1969, 625–28. Review: Weingrad, American Hebrew Literature: Writing Jewish National Identity in the United States, 625–28. Gniadek, Melissa. “Seriality and Settlement: Southworth, Lippard...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2016
... serialized medium, comics proliferate images that imitate both material or embodied experience and previous images or copies in a sequence; this proliferation underscores the limitless differences produced between an ever-expanding range of images and the fig- ures and worlds they depict. Simultaneously...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of the insuf- ficiently repressed institution of slavery distort even the reception of Martin Delany’s serialized tale. As Doolen shows, the contempo- rary networks of the transnational turn generate a new reading both of Delany’s hero, whose departure for Cuba is a precondition of his...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-critical practice in reading the dynamism of Douglass’s unceasing processes of becoming through his work as a “serial autobiographer” (187). Individually, these books make important and fresh contributions to the study of African American literature, rereading the works of the canonical Douglass and in...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., is the remarkable “diversity” of Recorder subscribers and thus of its broader readership (127). Gardner saves his only conventionally literary critical chapter for last, offering an alternative reading of Julia Collins’s unfinished serialized novel, The Curse of Caste (1864–65). (He argues for...